Remote is here to stay. It is our new norm, and it’s not going away. According to a recent Gartner CFO survey of 317 finance leaders, 74% of the organizations said that they were going to shift some employees to remote work permanently. With these mandatory shutdowns, the construction industry has been hit with many challenges.
Architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) companies have most of their non-field personnel working remotely. Remote teams no longer have the option of reviewing plans or schematics together in an office. Construction sites are opening up and crews are back on job sites, but there are new requirements to be met on a daily basis with strict guidelines for hygiene practices and social distancing. This new surge of employees working remotely has resulted in an unparalleled dependence on technology.
AEC companies often contend with large design files that need to be shared across multiple locations, job sites, and offices. When collaborating with remote teams, files will often need to be locked for restrictive write permission to prevent conflicts and overwriting. When remotely accessing a large number of files, VPN is not effective because of latency and bandwidth issues. It is not well suited for intensive applications, like CAD programs.
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